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Mount Wuyi, China – By builiding a hotel centred on traditional tea culture in the Fujian province, the Yue Wuyi Tea Life Aesthetics Hotel breathes new life into the ancient industry.
Shanghai – For Tre Vin, Quarta & Armando have come up with a concrete shelving system that defies physics and logic – and yet makes perfect sense.
Answering the need for escapism in turbulent times, a ‘night fever’ epidemic hits the retail, entertainment and hospitality industries.
Beijing – Atelier Tree tackles constraints imposed on makers of trade-fair stands: short construction times and tight budgets.
Hangzhou, China – The new Harbook bookstore by Alberto Caiola in Hangzhou respects the traditionalism of bookstores while proposing a contemporary iteration.
Hong Kong – At Ebisoba Ichigen in Hong Kong, Japanese and Chinese design converge with shrimp-broth ramen in mind.
Qinhuangdao, China – Wutopia Lab does away with the gimmicks and the cartoon-character cutouts for children’s eatery Aranya Kids Restaurant.
Guangzhou – In Hi, Miss Rong the team behind Infinity Mind defy material expectations for a Chinese folk-food restaurant.
Shanghai – With the theme Example of Global Home Life, the attendance at the 42nd edition of the CIFF in Shanghai is up 37 per cent compared to last year.
Shanghai – With a striking geometric layout, Shanghai-based studio Linehouse Design has given rattan a place of honour in two decidedly modern hospitality projects.
Shenzhen – At the IBOBI, a kindergarten in a Shenzhen international community, VMDPE displayed the results of a detailed process of scale exploration.
Xi'an – The city that erected an army of terracotta might know a thing or two about grand visual statements. Case in point: the White Comedy Zhongshu Bookstore.
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